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the classic red lip

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer: the classic red lip

Monkey & Squirrel - Charlotte NC Photographer

I'm Jenn, a stay at home/work at home mama to Penny, wife to Evan, and daughter, sister, and friend to a lot more. I absolutely love capturing beautiful every day moments from behind my lens, and I'm doing my best to do just that!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

the classic red lip

kinda lovin' the look of some classic red lipstick these days and debating as to whether or not i could pull off such a look. it's a fairly bold statement to don a red lip and seeing as i don't even wear much makeup to begin with, this is a big stretch for me. here is a nod to some of my favorites...

























the red lip is such an accessory in itself that you really don't really need much else to go along with it. i love that it can be kinda trashy or absolutely classy depending on the rest of the ensemble. if i do decide to try and swing this look i promise to post some pics. for now i guess i've just got red lip envy...


*all photos found browsing tumblr*

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5 Comments:

Blogger Sarah B. said...

lovely red lips! i've never been able to put red lipstick on & actually keep it... i always feel like i look ridiculous. someday i'll find the right shade!

February 25, 2010 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

i'm in the same boat with you sarah... i'm determined though to make it happen!

:)

February 26, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Wolf and Willow said...

The last time I tried red lippy was oh, about four years ago! I have a secret hope that if I pop into my local beauty counter today, they'll have a wonderful new technology that stays put... or, wears off rather smashingly. I'm a blonde like Scarlett, so I'll pick a slightly tangerine shade. Thanks for the inspiration x

March 4, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

hehe, no problem wolf! good luck with the hunt for the perfect red. i did try it the other day but i think the color was a bit to "berry" red. i won't give up though... i'm a woman on a mission!

March 4, 2010 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Lesli said...

we were just talking about the scarjo red lips the other day! it was always so hard for me as a fair blonde to wear red lips... but she does it soooo well, ive decided to give it a try again.

Jenn you have dark hair, you have to go red red red!!!

my lipstick stay tips:
to make lipstick stay you have to exfoliate. Fresh has an amazing and tasty lip exfoliator (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P57002&categoryId=S10615&shouldPaginate=true).
Line the lips (i love Lorac),
Put on a light coat of lipstick, then blot and dab on some powder....
then add your top layer of lipstick.

also most "long stay" products make your lips feather, especially if you have dry skin. the matte moisturizing/hydrating lip sticks are the best for me.

i also want to try this!!!
http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P255102&categoryId=B70#moreInfo

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LORAC
LORAC does not conduct, condone nor endorse testing on animals.

FRESH
Fresh does not test any of our products on animals, nor do we use animal-tested ingredients.

TARTE
Tarte cosmetics has not tested and will never test any product in the tarte cosmetics line on animals.Tarte is cruelty free. (they even don the "cruelty free bunny")

March 16, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

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